Loanee Max Taylor scores first ever professional goal

Two years ago there were question marks over whether Max Taylor would ever play football again.

As one of the stars of United’s academy sides, Taylor was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November 2018.

A spell out of the game followed while Taylor underwent chemotherapy treatment, as reported by the BBC.

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Taylor returned to football last October and travelled with United as part of the Europa League squad.

This summer was challenging for him as he looked to secure a loan move.

Potential deals with MK Dons and Macclesfield fell through, with the latter happening when the club ran into financial trouble.

Taylor eventually secured a move to Kidderminster Harriers instead before the domestic loan window shut.

The deal runs until January and the defender’s bright start has given him a shot of getting the deal extended.

First professional goal

Taylor has got his Kidderminster career off to a flying start.

He scored his first ever professional goal in a 2-0 win over Blyth Spartans at the weekend to double his side’s lead.

Taylor, 20, was forward from a set piece and stuck out a boot to divert the ball into the net at the far post.

It was an ideal way to get his loan spell up and running, while keeping a clean sheet at the other end.

It may ‘only’ be non-league football, but Taylor has to take the opportunities he is given, and he has done that so far.

It is probably doubtful he breaks into the United side at this stage, but there is no reason why he should not be targeting a successful football career over the next decade.

After what he has been through, scoring his first professional goal is a big moment which he will cherish.

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Manchester United loan exits 20/21

  1. Aliou Traore

    SM Caen (season)

  2. Joel Pereira

    Huddersfield Town (season)

  3. Andreas Pereira

    Lazio (season)

  4. Diogo Dalot

    AC Milan (season)

  5. Di’Shon Bernard

    Salford City (until end of season)

  6. Jake Carney

    Portadown (season)

  7. Ethan Laird

    MK Dons (Jan to end of season)

  8. Jesse Lingard

    West Ham (Jan to end of season)

  9. James Garner

    Nottingham Forest (Jan to end of season)

  10. Tahith Chong

    Club Brugge (Jan to end of season)

  11. Facundo Pellistri

    Alaves (Jan to end of season)

  12. Teden Mengi

    Derby (Jan to end of season)

  13. Dylan Levitt

    NK Istra (Feb to end of season)

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